Cape Friends of Wildlife had their petition’s signatures verified by the city for the referendum on the council’s deer hunting ordinance. The group submitted over 4,000 signatures and 3,911 were accepted. The minimum required signatures needed were just under 2,500. The city council Monday will have to decide whether to rescind their original ordinance or put it to a special vote. Cape Friends Director Stephen Stigers tells KZIM-KSIM he has been disappointed with the council so far. If the council decides to put the issue to voters it will appear on the ballot next spring. The ordinance has been suspended until a decision is made. Cape Friends have been researching alternative methods of population control including adjusting speed limits in high traffic areas and contraceptive tools.
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